Keller Law - Representing Landowners, Businesses, Farmers and Ranchers - 877-529-2125
Jenna H. Keller represents numerous farmers, ranchers, mineral and royalty owners, and rural landowners throughout eastern Colorado, northwestern Colorado, western Nebraska and southern Wyoming with a particular emphasis on oil, gas, and wind issues. She also handles wills, trusts, estates/probate, conservation easements and water rights, and provides guidance in real estate transactions and related litigation on those subject matters, all with an emphasis on rural land issues. Ms. Keller grew up on a wheat farm in northeastern Colorado and knows firsthand the challenges facing rural farmers and ranchers.
Ms. Keller received her law degree from the University of Wyoming’s College of Law, where she graduated Order of the Coif. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in International Political Economy from Colorado College. Ms. Keller is admitted to practice law in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming.
Ms. Keller has lectured throughout northern, northeastern, and southeastern Colorado on topics such as oil and gas leasing, restrictions and encumbrances on the transfer of water shares, oil and gas pipeline easements, and wills, trusts and powers of attorney. She is a regular speaker at the annual High Plains No-Till Conference. She also is a blog contributor at the Mineral Rights Forum and eLegacyConnect.
Outside of work, Ms. Keller volunteers her time with as a member and current co-chair of the Board of the Community Agriculture Alliance. Ms. Keller is also Secretary of the Colorado FFA Foundation Board.
Effective August 1, 2015, attorney Thomas C. Thornberry joins Keller Law in an “Of Counsel” role. Tom brings over forty years of local and legal experience to Keller Law. Tom is located in the Craig office.
(Deb) decided to become a lawyer because she wanted to help people solve their problems (and after she realized she didn't like Chemistry enough to become a doctor). Since 1999, Deb has been helping her clients solve their estate, business, and tax planning issues throughout Colorado. The most important part of her practice is to educate clients and explain in a straightforward manner, the often confusing information and options related to personal, tax, and business planning. Deb's goals are to ensure that none of her clients feel overwhelmed by the planning process and each person she meets knows she cares about their best interests and happiness. She represents families, entrepreneurs, and numerous businesses including operating farms and ranches, restaurants, and medical practices.
Deb grew up in Minnesota (and can still talk "Minnesootan" if you ask). She moved to Colorado when she was 19 and has lived here since, aside from a 3-year stint at the University of Oregon where she attended law school. After law school, she moved back to Steamboat Springs and, despite having pledged to never go back to school again, Deb decided obtaining an LLM in Tax from University of Denver sounded like "fun." She now divides her time between the Front Range and Steamboat, covering all points in between (and north, south, west and east) - usually on her motorcycle if the weather cooperates.
William Collin joined Keller Law in 2017 as an Associate Attorney after graduating from the University of Wyoming College of Law. During his legal education, he focused almost exclusively on transactional law, specifically estate planning, business and tax matters. Mr. Collin worked as an intern for the Estate Planning Practicum in Laramie, WY as well as a Legal Extern for the Wyoming State Board of Equalization.
Outside of the work environment, William enjoys being outdoors and appreciating the unique nature of this region. He can be found fishing, camping, skiing, or exploring new areas. William is licensed to practice law in Colorado and Wyoming.
Curran is a Colorado native with deep family roots in rural northern Colorado in the North Park area. She grew up in a multi-generational ranching family and is familiar with the unique struggles associated with rural land issues. Curran graduated from the University of Wyoming College of Law in 2012 and has been a practicing attorney since. She has prior experience in areas involving natural resources issues, including land use, oil and gas law and water law. She enjoys representing rural clients, agricultural clients and small businesses throughout northern, northwestern, and northeastern Colorado. Curran currently serves as a Board Member on the Colorado Water Conservation Board representing the North Platte Basin.
Outside of the office, Curran is an avid reader and enjoys spending time on her family ranch in Jackson County.
Frank Walter joined Keller Law as an Associate Attorney after graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law in May 2019. He works with landowners to promote their interests in energy development, from oil and gas to wind and solar. He resolves property disputes and facilitates real estate transactions, from townhomes to farms and ranches. Frank enjoys getting to know clients’ goals and concerns so that he can guide transactions to meet their needs. He is detail-oriented and appreciates the unique situation of each property and its owner.
Frank grew up in Arizona. Energy and land use have been a focus of his education since obtaining an undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences from Northern Arizona University. During his academic career he worked with legal clinics, electric utilities, non-profits, government agencies, and private organizations so he understands the many facets of property and energy transactions. For example, he helped draft bylaws and secure water rights for multi-generational farming communities in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. He helped mobile homeowners recover title to preserve affordable housing. He provided input on infrastructure projects and outlined regulatory processes to facilitate development.
Frank has traveled the American West extensively to experience its vast landscapes and diverse people. He is a photographer and enjoys sharing the beauty of our country with others. Frank is passionate about outdoor recreation and has found community in activities like mountain biking and snowboarding throughout his life. He employs a sense of teamwork and zeal developed in the outdoors to his professional endeavors. He is grateful to now live in the Yampa Valley and serve clients across Colorado.
Bryce Hinchman joined Keller Law in September 2020 after nearly six years in the land conservation field split between the Yampa Valley Land Trust and the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust. He graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 2014 and has been licensed to practice law in Colorado since 2015.
While at the University of Oregon, Bryce studied contracts, land use, water law, real property, business associations, alternative dispute resolution, and energy law, earning a Statement of Completion in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. He also served as a Senior Editor for the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation.
Bryce’s diverse background in the nonprofit sector has taken him around the state to work with farmers, ranchers, and local governments in developing and managing complex conservation easement transactions. He enjoys problem solving and collaborating with people of all backgrounds to achieve their personal and financial goals.
As is par for the course for a full-time resident of Steamboat Springs, Bryce is an avid skier, hiker, and mountain biker.
Among both colleagues and clients, Jessica is known for her dedicated service and acute analytical skills. With over nine years of legal real estate experience, including litigation, contract drafting and eminent domain, Jessica provides her clients with high-quality and thorough work product.
Jessica inherited a passion for the law from her dad, John T. Baker, who spent his career representing individuals in class action lawsuits and pioneering Colorado’s first state sponsored attorney mentoring program. Jessica received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She attended law school at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, graduating with honors in 2008. She has practiced law in Colorado since.
Jessica’s interest in real estate came from her pre-law work with David Clayton, Inc., a Commercial Appraisal Firm. She received her training and background in real estate law as an associate real estate attorney at the law firm, Alderman Bernstein, where she focused on eminent domain law; federal and state relocation assistance regulations; real estate litigation; residential and commercial transactions; and civil litigation. While with Alderman Bernstein, she chaired a committee of the Downtown Denver Leadership Program and taught courses at the yearly eminent domain conference.
Before joining the Keller Law firm in February of 2021, Jessica represented landowners in a variety of matters, through Kosares Law LLC. Jessica’s primary practice areas include real estate transactions and litigation.
In addition to real estate, Jessica practices immigration law through the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, representing refugees and special immigrant juveniles.
In 2020, Jessica and her family moved from her hometown, Denver, to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. When she is not helping her clients, Jessica, her husband, and their two kids can usually be found on some sort of adventure in the great outdoors with their beloved dog.